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Popular Baby Names of the 70’s

January 3, 2008

The following chart of the 10 most popular names were compiled from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. The most popular 10 names of the 1970s were taken from a universe that includes 17,084,775 male births and 16,451,180 female births.

“Michael”, the #1 boy’s name from 1954-1998 gave up the title briefly in 1960 to “David” and officially gave up that title in 1999 to “Jacob” the current title holder.

Rank Name Number Percenta Name Number Percentb
1 Michael 706,861 4.1374 Jennifer 581,511 3.5348
2 Christopher 475,852 2.7852 Amy 268,943 1.6348
3 Jason 462,377 2.7064 Melissa 253,186 1.5390
4 David 445,430 2.6072 Michelle 249,026 1.5137
5 James 444,517 2.6018 Kimberly 229,025 1.3921
6 John 402,278 2.3546 Lisa 228,578 1.3894
7 Robert 397,032 2.3239 Angela 225,130 1.3685
8 Brian 322,471 1.8875 Heather 203,850 1.2391
9 William 283,272 1.6580 Stephanie 160,379 0.9749
10 Matthew 277,539 1.6245 Nicole 144,563 0.8787

a Percent of 17,084,775 male births
b Percent of 16,451,180 female birth

For the complete list of the top 1000 names, please visit the Social Security Administration Online.


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